Eastern Caribbean: Freedom of the Seas Cruise Review by crshann

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Eastern Caribbean

Sail Date: October 2011
Destination: Eastern Caribbean
Embarkation: Port Canaveral (Orlando)
Went with friends so many good tips to give us guidance on what to expect. Check in was not all that friendly and left a sense of apprehension over the possibility this was RCL's mode of operation. After that, everything was fabulous.

Staff could not do enough to make sure our experience was the best ever. Our dining room waiter and his assistant were second to none and made dining everyday an experience to look forward to. Regarding the ship - absolutely beautiful, like a floating first class hotel. Coco Cay was a bust but given that the weather was not cooperative, it was okay. Would rather have a true port of call and not the company's private island. Essentially a seven night cruise boiled down to two ports of call, St Thomas and St Maarten. Both were okay but St Thomas was shopping for the most part and St Maarten was a bit disappointing but that was probably due to our not knowing anything about those two ports.

The difference between this and an More absolutely fabulous cruise would be an additional port of call. Getting off the ship was a breeze and so efficient. It took but one hour from the time our number was called on the ship to getting into our car at the Radisson. Way to go RCL and airlines should take note. All in all a very wonderful first time cruise. Less

Published 11/01/11

Cabin review: K1391 Interior Stateroom

Cabin 1391 - Freedom of the Seas, Deck 10. Lots of vibration and mechanical noise. Room unaffected by activities above on Deck 11 (Windjammer Cafe). Impressed with utilization of space. Need some kind of small night light since it is interior cabin. Even at 8 in the morning it seems like the middle of the night.

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Port and Shore Excursions

Driver gave informative narration even though not part of tour. Was interesting. Boat was not really what I expected. Hard to see out bottom and wave motion made it almost impossible for photographs. Concentrating more on not getting ill than in what was going on outside boat. Again, would probably try and create my own tour next time.

No narration from driver. Scenery magnificent but didn't really know what we were looking at. Tour not that long. Would do independent exploration the next time.

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